About Liqueurs from Ireland

About Liqueurs from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Liqueurs

Sheelin White Chocolate Liqueur
93 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque clear color. Bold, attractive, creamy toasty aromas of white chocolate smore and dulce de leche gelato with a creamy, soft, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, delightful, long sweet cream and frosted cake finish. A delicious and layered white chocolate cream liqueur.
93 points $9.99 Best Buy
Merrys Irish Cream Liqueur
92 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Creamy, sweaty aromas and flavors of pistachio cookie, caramel gelato, nougat, and cheese with a creamy, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length sweet cream, spumoni gelato, and spiced nuts finish. A very tasty, well balanced Irish cream liqueur.
92 points $10.99 Best Buy
Fennelly’s Cappuccino Cream Liqueur
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Bold, nutty aromas and flavors of roasted pecans, chocolate espresso bean, and dark toasted fruitcake with a silky, soft, sweet medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long tiramisu and mocha whipped cream finish. A very tasty tiramisu-like cream liqueur.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Kavanagh Irish Cream Liqueur
91 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Creamy slivery straw color. Bright, creamy, nutty aromas of nougat, butter pecan cream, and delicate spice with a silky, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, delightful, medium-long whipped cream in hot cocoa, mocha java, and granola finish. A delicious and inviting cream liqueurs with a nice whisky base.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
88 points
$22.99
Opaque creamy mahogany color. Creamy aromas of German chocolate cake, toasted almond slivers, polenta, and toffee with a creamy, sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, medium-length Irish whiskey, Charleston chew, and chocolate sprinkles finish. A chocolatey, creamy liqueur that will make it hard to say no to dessert.
88 points $22.99
Michael’s Celtic Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
$17.88
Creamy manila color. Creamy, nutty aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, vanilla peanut fudge, caramel, and coconut with a creamy, soft, sweet medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length egg custard, cream, fruit cake, and pepper finish. A nice cream liqueur for holiday festivities.
87 points $17.88
Old Tom Horan Irish Cream Liqueur
87 points
$17.88
Creamy khaki beige color. Creamy aromas of caramelized nuts, powdered milk, pepper dust, and cheese danish with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, breezy fruity caramel, cookies and ice cream, milk, and hint of marzipan finish. A solid cream liqueur.
87 points $17.88
Fennelly’s Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Creamy tan color. Rich, minty aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie with an oily, soft, sweet medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length mint whipped cream, nuts, and custard finish. A pleasant chocolate mint liqueur.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
DELANEY’S Irish Cream Liqueur
85 points
$10.99
Creamy beige color. Delicate, creamy, confected aromas of cream, nuts, dried fruit, and pepper with an oily, soft, sweet medium body and a tingling, swift chocolate milk, white toffee, and whipping cream finish. A nice cream forward Irish cream.
85 points $10.99
Fennelly’s Irish Cream Liqueur
84 points
$13.99
Creamy taupe color. Bright, fruity, creamy aromas of tres leche cake, almond buttercream, and fruit cake with a creamy, soft, sweet medium body and an even, brisk butterscotch pudding and nutskin finish. A pleasant, candied cream liqueur.
84 points $13.99